Almost everybody you know, at one point or another, has experienced or will experience abdominal pain. The cause is often not serious, but stomach pain can be a sign of a major illness. The area of your stomach pain can often give you clues about what ails your stomach. For example, upper-right abdominal pain is most often due to conditions that affect your liver and gallbladder, but it can have a variety of origins.
If you are experiencing upper-right abdominal pain, or anywhere else, FastMed is here to help. We offer prompt and compassionate treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries all 365 days of the year!
Pinpoint the Cause of Your Abdominal Pain
If you are experiencing stomach pain, speak with a physician about the area that it hurts. It can help him or her determine a cause:
- Upper-right abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, including liver abscesses, peptic ulcers, pneumonia, and gastritis.
- Lower-right abdominal pain* is commonly caused by inguinal hernias, ovarian cysts, viral gastroenteritis, or intestinal obstructions.
- Upper-left stomach* pain can be due to an enlarged spleen, heart attack, shingles, or a hiatal hernia.
- Lower-left stomach pain* can often be caused by Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, endometriosis, or kidney infections.
Stomach pain is tricky: It can be difficult to tell when it will fade on its own, which also makes it difficult to know when requires medical treatment. There’s a simple way to differentiate, and that is to determine if it…
- Is so severe that you can’t sit still or need to curl into a ball to find relief; or
- Is accompanied by bloody stools, persistent nausea and vomiting, skin that appears yellow, severe tenderness in your abdomen, or swelling of the abdomen,
Seek care if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms. Our staff of medical professionals will work hard to determine the cause of your pain and provide you with treatment. Our goal is to have you in, out, and back home feeling better as quickly as possible.